I mentioned before that QGIS was being ported to Android. I couldn’t try it out at the time as my phone was still running on Android 2.2. However, I just managed to upgrade my phone to Android 2.3 and of course I had to try out if I could QGIS to run on my phone.
And it works, see the picture above. Displaying a shapefile (point layer with 1650 points), including zooming in and out works without problems. Trying to open the attribute table sadly crashed the app, but to my surprise I could even edit the file (adding points). And it is still in alpha stage, so we can expect a lot more to come.
Of course, one may wonder who in his right mind wants to work on GIS on a 3.7 inch touch screen (but see here). However, certainly for tablets, I can see this could become a very useful application (e.g., for vegetation surveys or other kinds of fieldwork).